One aspect of modern kink that is often overlooked is the role of symbolism in the origin of various sexual fetishes. Practices that seem unusual or inexplicable invariably have had a rational historical evolution.
The use of primitive sculptural totems in one self-identified sub-group of tribal lesbianism is easily understood when the origin of this fetish is attributed to symbols. The totem pole is a tangible manifestation of a larger cultural group, often including representational faces or bodies. A gigantic world-totem is traditionally symbolic of the universal world. Appetite for the world is symbolized by the insertion into the vagina of this nakedly representational object.